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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""Everything runs in Java, which is a useful feature.""What Mule provides out-of-box is a sufficient product.""The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the option to design, and the development can happen at the same time.""The ability to stand up a highly available SOA Suite, which has full DR capabilities, in a remote center and synchronize the databases using Data Guard.""We were able to scale out using multiple application and web servers balanced by hardware load balancers and Weblogic clustering.""In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it."

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"The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""The solution isn't as stable as we'd like it to be. There are some ongoing issues and therefore Mule has to provide frequent patches. Mule's core IP should be more stable overall.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.""There are some issues with both stability and scalability.""There are limitations with the subscription model that comes with the product.""In an upcoming release, I would like to see more additional concept for exception handling, batch processing, and increased integration with other application."

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"If the disk space expansion can be made more flexible, not requiring a database restart, it would be a major benefit.""Various parts of SOA, BPEL, and so on, each have their own consoles which need to be accessed individually with different logins. It would be better from an admin perspective if all the consoles were accessible via a single login.""They supply lots of documentation but finding what we need is challenging at times."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.""The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters."

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"This product is WebLogic based, hence it can be both resource hungry as well as expensive from a licensing point of view."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I was previously part of the Oracle SOA/OSB development team. In my current capacity I architected solutions using MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes and on PCE/RTF on… more »
Top Answer: The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave.
Top Answer: This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters.
Top Answer: In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it.
Top Answer: There are networking and firewall issues that tend to delay our projects. I believe that is the case with any middleware. The documentation and details can be a little better, and more user-friendly… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use this product for integrating with Salesforce and SaaS applications that our company uses for quality. We also have other legacy applications, and now, we are integrating the tool with… more »
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Overview
For companies looking to modernize and unlock the value of existing on-premises systems and applications, an enterprise service bus (ESB) architecture serves as a critical foundation layer for SOA. When deployed as an ESB, the Mule runtime engine of Anypoint Platform combines the power of data and application integration across legacy systems and SaaS applications, with a seamless path to the other capabilities of Anypoint Platform and the full power of API-led connectivity.

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

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Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Energy/Utilities Company12%
Non Tech Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise62%
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Mule ESB is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 9 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 7.4, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Well performing and easy to use solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "It is perfect for large deployments and integrating with other Oracle solutions. ". Mule ESB is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, IBM Integration Bus, Red Hat Fuse, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and Mule Anypoint Platform, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with WebLogic Suite, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, SAP NetWeaver, Microsoft System Center and IBM WebSphere Application Server.

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